Comic Books

A new DC Comics novel will highlight Beyoncé, Serena Williams, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other influential women.

When 29-year-old Jasmine Truesdale failed to find characters with whom she could identify, she did what any empowered woman would do: She created her own universe of diverse women superheroes by founding Aza Comics.

Ta-Nehesi Coates recently wrote an op-ed in the New York Times about the lack of an African-American presence in the latest X-Men movie. Despite the fact that the X-Men’s story is based on the Civil Rights movement, racism and discrimination, there is no African-American presence in the latest movie at all. In fact, no X-Men […]

JAMAICA-Reggae star Ziggy Marley, son of reggae legend, Bob Marley, will be releasing a comic book called “Marijuana Man.” The comic book is based on Marley’s idea will be released on April 20th (2/20) and will be released by Image Comics. The L.A. Times reports: The plot presents an extraterrestrial being whose home world is […]

DETROIT- Black comic book pioneer, Dwayne McDuffie has passed away according to reports. McDuffie founded Milestone Comics and helped create the character “Static Shock” who had his own TV series for a few years. Related: Cars we loved back then McDuffie also wrote for the TV series, “Justice League” as well as the straight to […]

EGYPT-At least one person is claiming that a 50 year old comic book about Martin Luther King helped inspire the recent peaceful protests in Egypt. Comics alliance reports: In a recent newsletter to supporters of the American Islamic Congress, Ziada indicated that the translated Martin Luther King comic book had been identified as contributing to […]

The opening of the massive Comic-con convention a few months ago provided days of comic book related news coverage.  However, few of the images from that event were of African Americans.  The dearth of African American perspectives in mainstream comic books inspired many black artists to create webcomics. Read more at Blackweb2.0 Click here to […]